UPDATE: ‘Pepper’ Found Unharmed, Returned To Township Family


Update: Police on June 27 said that Pepper, the Schnauzer/Poodle mix who was stolen June 24 from a Hunt Road home, has been recovered and returned to her family.

Two “persons of interest” are in custody, according to a press release.

The matter is still under investigation, police said.


Original Story:

Township police are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of the theft of a dog, laptop and jewelry from a Hunt Road home.

The resident called police at about 2:14 p.m. June 24 to report the theft, according to a township police press release.

The resident said she left her home for a short while and returned to find her dog gone, as well as the items.

The dog, Pepper, is described as being a 1-year-old black Schnauzer/Poodle mix with white markings over her eyes and on her chin and feet.

The laptop and jewelry were valued at $12,000, police said.

Police said the woman told them she may have left her back door unlocked.

Anyone with information about this incident or who believes that they may have seen the dog is asked to contact Franklin Township Police Detective Jonathan Tuchmatulin at (732) 873-5533 ext. 3178 or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers TIPS line at (888) 577-TIPS(8477). All calls to the tip line remain anonymous.

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